STYLES OF YOGA I TEACH
Classes or 1-1
Hatha in sanskrit means 'force'
Pantajali Yoga Sutras
The eight limbs of path in yoga are
Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama,
Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadi
The Asana practice requires breath, body and mind connection. It is an all round balanced practice.
which is tried and tested over thousands of years for the human body.
The postures are practiced over a slower pace, it makes the body stronger and more flexible.light yet grounded.
Practicing regularly will open a gateway to the self,
Releasing tension and calming the mind.
Suitable for all levels
What is it all about?
So I will start off by why I practice and teach Functional yoga.
I have always been very interested in fitness, alongside the Yoga I practice.
I have been a gym lover over the years attending Spinning, Weights, Swimming and Circuit Training.
All these practices come with different demands on the body.
When I completed my Yoga Teacher Training I felt I needed more knowledge about the body mechanics.
This led me to my continued learning of the body within yoga .
I have always loved Ceilcy Yogadetour approach to yoga , this led me to to completing DMO, to become a Yogadetour Informed Instructor.
I since completed
Drew Hume Anatomy and physiology course at NAVINA.
Dr Moses Bernard Ultimate spine and breathing course .
Currently furthering my education
In Movement Education
Justin Wolfer Movement Mapping Course. Level 1 & 2
Yoga , Locomotion, functional range conditioning, progressive learning principles
Functional yoga is about Our uniqueness
How we are all different, our bone structure, muscles, tissues .We all move in a different way .
Functional yoga will allow you as student to really attune to how your body moves.
We Focus on the intention of the posture rather than the appearance by finding the alignment which is best for you.
We mobilise the areas of the body for that key posture,
giving our body and our brain the prep work for the pose.
Building the practice to gain a safe moveability of the body into the posture.
Reducing the risk of injury.
Yoga & Sports can sometimes be repetitive within postures or movement this over time can create aches and pains and lead to injury.
If you wish to regain or maintain optimal health then follow a functional approach, reducing the risk of injury
Functional implies that something supports the effectiveness of how something works
When used with movement it implies moving in a way that supports the wellness and movability of the whole body.
Asking the Why…
Do I need to fully forward fold , can I change my forward fold , my knees don’t bend . Sun Salutations how can I prepare my body for this transition.
Using the imagination to gain more connection with body and mind
Strong and fluid flow
Hatha base postures linked together to create a flow of movement.
Building heat in the body, connecting to the breath.
Hatha Yoga with the Chakras in mind
MOVEMENT MAPPING YOGA
Currently training with Justin Wolfer
Classes coming soon 2022